The Diocese of Shrewsbury was founded in 1850, and encompasses the counties of Cheshire and Shropshire (and parts of Derbyshire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester). The cathedral is in Shrewsbury, and is dedicated to Our Lady Help of Christians and St Peter Alcantara. 114 churches were visited for Taking Stock (2012).

Hyde – St Paul

A good example of a mid-nineteenth century urban church designed by Weightman, Hadfield & Goldie, one of several by... Read More

Knutsford – St Vincent de Paul

A polygonal design of the 1980s, raised above the ordinary by the imported stained glass, possibly by the Harry Clarke... Read More

Latchford – St John Henry Newman

A new church, built after the merging of two parishes in Latchford, and possibly the first church in the country to be... Read More

Ludlow – St Peter

A powerful design of the interwar years by the Italian architect-engineer Giuseppe Rinvolucri, fusing Byzantine and... Read More

Lymm – St Winefride

A modest building, with an attractive gabled frontage, rather secular in character. This was the first of many churches... Read More

Macclesfield – St Alban

For some years the pro-cathedral of the Diocese of Shrewsbury, St Alban’s is an important early work by A. W. N.... Read More

Macclesfield – St Edward the Confessor

A good example of a suburban interwar church, paid for by a local industrialist, Edward Lomas, and designed by Frank M.... Read More

Malpas – St Joseph

The church was converted from a former agricultural (probably stable) use in the late 1940s. It is a building of some... Read More

Market Drayton – St Thomas Aquinas and St Stephen Harding

A good design of 1886 by Edmund Kirby, notable for its rich sanctuary furnishings, donated by the Clifford family. The... Read More

Marple – Holy Spirit

A dual-purpose church and hall built on a post-war housing estate. The simple design provides a flexible, simple... Read More

Middlewich – St Mary

A small church by Edmund Kirby, its materials, use of contrasting brickwork patterning, vesica motifs and elaborate... Read More

Mouldsworth – St Cuthbert by the Forest

A late, distinctive and little-altered small rural church by the notable post-war Catholic architect F. X. Velarde. The... Read More

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